Thursday, October 31, 2013


Happy Halloween!

Hope you all have a fun day and get to go *Trick or Treating*?!? The weather is perfect here in the South and I know my kids are excited about going around the neighborhood tonight :) !!!

It is also another fun round of CASE STUDY!!! We are finishing up with our fabulous October Muse Elena Roussakis and this time we have a fun and girly celebration piece for you......

Isn't this a fun picture??? I  was immediately inspired by the cute banner in front and I also ran with the girly fun colors!!! My card is featuring a retired Flourishes Set called Birthday Pennants along with the Flourishes Inside & Out Happy Set.

We hope you come out and play along!?!? Don't forget to stop by the CASE STUDY BLOG to see all of this weeks creations from the team...or simple stop by their blogs.....

Have a great day...I'll be back tomorrow with a new card!!! See ya...

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~


Tuesday, October 29, 2013



The night of fright is drawing near. Instead of tricks, it's treats, you hear? Flourishes is having a SALE as sweet as can be With Sale Page items discounted 25%, you see? Just click HERE to see all goodies on SALE With TREATS in the coupon code box, simply buy, and we'll mail! 

 We hope you've enjoyed this sweet little rhyme Happy Halloween -- have a scary good time!
PLEASE NOTE: Sale will run for 24 hours on Halloween only and only on SALE page items.


Happy Tuesday!

Today, I'm showing you my card for this weeks Color Q.....

Here are the CQC213 colors.....

For my card I decided to ink up the Papertrey Ink - Bigger Bloom Set. Hope you get a chance to ink up some rubber :) ?!? For more inspiration please hop on over to the Color Q Blog and see what the rest of the team has created!!!

Have a great day!!! I'll be back on Thursday with a new card....see you then!!!

                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, October 28, 2013


Happy Monday!!!

IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY!!! Grab a handful of confetti, a bright balloon and come along for a fun birthday blog hop to celebrate a special birthday for our dear friend, Christine Okken!  One thing about birthdays, is that you always hope to spend time with those you care about and that's why we're here!  At Flourishes, we're just one big family... so we just wanted to celebrate a wonderful day with one of our loved ones.

Even though we're a day early, we'd like to say...

                                HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!

Join along with members of the Flourishes family today and share some fabulous birthday inspirations, many happy celebratory birthday wishes and maybe even a slice of cyber cake.

Dear Christine...wishing you a fabulous upcoming birthday!!! 
Thank you for all you do for us :) !!! 

In honor of Christine's birthday celebration, we're giving away a special birthday present or two of our own!  Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen as one of our birthday prize winners! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

As well as one lucky commenter, we're having a birthday challenge too!

  • Simply create a NEW birthday themed card or project.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday November 1st at 6 PM EST.
  • Those entries using Flourishes stamps will be counted for 2 prize ballots!
  • You must link your creation in our InLinkz Widgit to be counted.
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post.  Please feel free to use our Birthday Graphic too!
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCWISH
  • We'll announce the winners on Saturday on the Flourishes blog on Saturday November 2nd, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Hop along with our Flourishes family today.  Don't forget to leave some love for our fabulous designers today for a chance to win...

Don't forget to stop by Christine's blog, HERE, and send her some birthday wishes too!

Have a great day and thank you for hopping along!!! 

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~


Saturday, October 26, 2013


Hi everyone!!!

Today I'm hosting the FINAL Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C209 for October!!! I can't believe how fast this month has flown by! 

My challenge for you this week is very simple......all you have to do create a *CARD* using your *ABSOLUTE FAVORITE STAMP SET*!!!! 

I know everyone has that one *favorite* set in their collection and for me is definitely this gorgeous Set from FLOURISHES called Tulips for Friends.

Since I love this set so much I'm giving it away!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and you are in the running to win it!!! I will announce the winner with next week C4C Challenge!!!

The layout for my card was inspired by this weeks Deconstructed Sketch #124......

Hope you have a chance to play along?!? Looking forward to your entries!!!! Have a great weekend!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~


Friday, October 25, 2013


Hello and happy TGIF!!!

Today,  the FLOURISHES Senior Design Team is pulling out some of our sets that are on the overstock or retiring list and giving them a new spin! 

We always love when we can do that, because it makes you fall in love with those sets all over again! For this card today I've pulled out the fun Halloween Set called Witching You a Happy Halloween. You can find a few more creations with this Set HERE , HERE and HERE!

We know you’ll think so too, so we invite you to take a trip on over to the rest of the Design Team to see what they have up their creative sleeves today.....

Please be sure to give some extra love for our lovely designer Maki Jones…..Maki is taking a break from the Design Team and we’ll miss her very much while she’s gone! She’s such a talented lady who has treated us to some amazing and creative designs these last few years on the Timeless Tuesday Team and the Senior Design Team. We send big hugs out to Maki!

I did not get a chance to play the CQC212 Challenge earlier this week, but figured it will be perfect with this fun Halloween card!!! The layout is from this weeks Retro Sketches #86.... 

Have a great day/weekend!!! I'll be back tomorrow with my last Crazy 4 Challenges creation!!! Hope to see you then.....

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~


Thursday, October 24, 2013


Howdy Friends!

Sorry, I have been so quiet, but this head cold definitely took the wind out of me. I've been sleeping a lot and pretty much tried to take it easy.

As promised I want to share some *Home Coming* photos with was an awesome evening...we won the football game...that was definitely the icing on the cake!!!

Jerry, was such a proud daddy and enjoyed showing off Sarah! 

As you can tell Sarah had a great night and at the end of the evening, she had a chance to pose with her friend Jasmine, who actually won the Senior Home Coming! Sarah and Jasmine are also playing on the Varsity Volleyball Team together this past season and had previously played Basketball in Middle School together......this evening was somewhat bittersweet, since Jasmine is heading to college next year and their sports journey will end!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures....I'll be back with a new card tomorrow! See you then!!!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Hi everyone!!! 

Welcome to our third Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C208 in October......

I'm a busy girl today attending  a wedding.... I thought it would be fun to challenge you all to....use the *Sketch & Inspiration Colors* below to create a *WEDDING CARD*!!! 

photo credit

As always, please don't forget to swing by the CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES BLOG to see what the rest of the *Crazies* have waiting for you!!!! Have a great weekend...see you soon!

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~



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